B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Certified Translator and Interpreter, University of Central Florida
Implementation and effectiveness of legislation in Latin America, sustainable development related to poverty, human rights, and inequality in Latin America, 20th Century and Contemporary Chilean literature, history of Chile
Regional focus: Chile, Southern Cone
Julia’s journey began when she was a teenager inside the four walls of a middle school Spanish classroom. From there, her passion for Spanish grew, reaching its zenith during her undergraduate career at UCF where she wrote and successfully defended an original thesis titled “De Neruda a Parra: un análisis de los aspectos estéticos y socio-políticos que construyen la chilenidad en la época contemporánea.” In addition to being a MALAS student, Julia is a Teaching Assistant in the Spanish and Portuguese Studies department as well as a Preservation Intern in the George A. Smathers Library. Beyond her experience in the classroom, Julia has lived and worked in Santiago, Chile as a translator, interpreter, and language teacher. Her current work focuses on the effectiveness of legislation implemented in Chile since 1973, social movements, sustainable development, and humanitarian efforts in Latin America. In her free time, Julia enjoys keeping up with emerging Spanish-American literature, writing, singing, and traveling.